China’s new 24 hour custom rule for 2009

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We would like to inform you that Chinese customs will begin enforcing a new rule on advance notice of cargo bound for China from 1st January 2009.

London, 10th December 2008

We would like to inform you that Chinese customs will begin enforcing a new rule on advance notice of cargo bound for China from 1st January 2009.

 

The new ruling will mean:

  • For cargo destined for, or transhipped at ports in China, the cargo manifest must be submitted to Chinese Customs 24 hours prior to loading at the port of origin.
  • For cargo loading out of China, a pre-manifest must be submitted to Chinese customs 24 hours prior to loading, and the final manifest submitted 30 minutes before loading.

 

As a result of these new rules, NYK will need to receive all shipping documentation from you before your cargo is due to be loaded onboard our vessel; the cut off guidelines will be provided by your local customer service representative.  If your documentation is not received on time, it will not be possible for NYK to load your cargo and it is likely to be rolled forward to a later sailing.

This ruling however does not affect Hong Kong, which as a Special Administration Region of China, is outside the jurisdiction of this rule.

NYK is seeking to minimise the effect that this new ruling has on your cargo shipments.  It is likely that by complying with standard NYK shipping instructions, no further action will be required by you, although this is subject to confirmation of the final details relating to this ruling which are awaited from the Chinese authorities.  Once these final details are received by NYK, they will be forwarded to you by your local NYK representative.

Should you require any further information or have any questions on above please contact your local NYK office or NYK representative.

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